Freedom of information policy

Requests for information

Any request for recorded information held by WHBC in any format will be treated as a request under the Act unless another statutory access right applies (e.g. GDPR and DPA)). Requests will be accepted from any individual or organisation. Applicants are not required to mention the Act when requesting information.

All requests must be submitted in writing and must state the name and address of the person applying for the information. Correspondence, including E mails and or Facsimiles, that provide all the necessary details to process an application will be accepted as valid requests. The Council will provide an on-line form for requests to be submitted. Applicants do not have to explain the purpose of their request although it may be necessary to obtain further information in order to fully process their request.

All officers and members of the Council will follow the agreed procedures and these will be monitored by the Freedom of Information Officer.